Tubbfan (147) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2006
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
My bottle claims this is a 5.5% abv brown ale matured in oak barrels for 20 months. Well, I can tell you I produce a better brown ale in three weeks. It pours a dark, clear brown, but thin head and almost no lacing. There is no aroma or flavor to speak of. Thin body with no carbonation. What a waste of time in those oak barrels. I don’t even taste the oak!
SSSteve (4006) - - APR 22, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark ruby with a small tan head. sour apple and some caramel in aroma. lightly sour on the tongue. a tart cherry flavor dominates with some darker malts underneath. decent
macbar (30) - ITALY - APR 21, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2006 Bottle. Ruby colour with beige head. Some sour bruin aroma.Some vinegar notes and cherryA touch oxidized as it warms.
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - APR 15, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Blake w/ a red tint. small head putoz aroma of dark cherriez. flavor is of dark cherries. carbonation and refreshing berries. pal is carbonated & good. solid brew.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 8, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a clear dark golden brown color. The aroma had a light tartness. Sweet malty and fruity. The flavor was kind of bland. Malty, fruity and sweet. Hardly and tartness to be found. Carbonation bite on the tongue.
harrisoni (16928) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Ruby colour with beige head. Some sour bruin aroma. Some choc. Slightly sour in mouth. Some choc/toffee/sourness. Sourish finish. Not bad. Sweetish balance to it. Velvety in mouth. Fine.
ABUSEDGOAT (2554) - California, USA - MAR 31, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear brownish body with a diminishing head. Aroma is only slightly vinegary with sour cherries, there’s quite a bit of a darker malt base which gave a fruity caramellic aroma. Also light oak there. Flavor was much the same, medium to light bodied, not all that sour but still pretty tasty.
Siroy (220) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 30, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A fully diminishing thin fizzy off-white ring tops up a clear medium brown body. No lacing. No particles. Few small bubbles. Aroma presents malt being moderate hay while hops are very faint herbs ... Yeast character is moderate earth. Also, there are evident evocations of sourness from oak barrel. Dominant in the nose. Cherry and vanilla impressions. Initial flavor is heavily sour while development is medium .. Finish is short and astringent. medium body... oily texture... Soft carbonation...
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bindpmc (88) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 24, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours from the bottle a deep reddish brown with a beige, slightly fluffy head that sticks around for a while. Plenty of nice lacing in the glass. Slightly sour red wine aroma. Like the aroma, the sour presence in the flavor is mild and quite enjoyable, with a subtle bit of cherry in the malt. Not a complete pucker of a brew as far as the palate goes. Just a really well balanced sour brown. If you don’t typically reach for this style, you might want to rethink and give this one a try. Certainly more subdued than the deliciously evil, super-sour LaFolie Kevin from Paducah mentioned in his review.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - MAR 12, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I found myself really enjoying this and pleasantly suprised. A sharp aroma, almost vinous in stature it reminded me of sour cherries somewhat. Appearance was reddish brown. Flavor was oaky, sour, cherry tart, and tannic. VERY lovely beer that I will get again and again.